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I wrote this article to help you remove Smoothview Virus. This Smoothview Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

In case your PC screen gets suddenly flooded with tonnes of commercial pop-up advertisements, it is a clear sign that an adware application is present on your system. Such program is Smoothview and similarly to many other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), it’s been classified as a typical advertising-supported application.

Because of being categorized as an adware application, no one needs to have Smoothview on her/his computer. One of the main reasons to be classified as a potentially unwanted program, is the ability of Smoothview to enter the system without asking for any permission. Besides, the fact that there is no guarantee that the services provided by the application are trusted, appears to be a real proof that Smoothview should be removed from your PC as soon as possible. Otherwise, the PUP could be used for malware distribution and your personal security might be put in danger.

Smoothview uses various and deceptive methods to infiltrate your computer. Most often, the adware enters your system bundled with other freeware and deceives you to approve its installation. This usually happens during the setup process of new software on your computer, because you don’t read the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard of the application. In this case, you simply agree to everything and let the adware into the system without even realizing it. For that reason, you should be very careful every time when you install new software on your virtual machine. Otherwise, your system security will be seriously threatened.

As already mentioned above, similarly to the other adware applications, as soon as Smoothview enters the system, it starts flooding your web browser with tones of commercial pop-up advertisements. Unfortunately, apart from the fact that these ads are completely useless for you, they are the main reason why your computer gets slower, experiences frequent system crashes, and your personal security cannot be guaranteed.

Another thing that you should know about Smoothview, is that it is capable of monitoring and recording your browsing history and virtual preferences. Once the program has collected enough information about your browsing habits, it will start displaying third-party content on your monitor. Keep in mind that you should not trust any of the advertisements provided by Smoothview, as the adware application does not take responsibility for the content shown on your web browser. So, if you click on the displayed pop-up adverts, you might instantly get transferred to various websites which contain corrupted material.

Also, every click on a commercial advert provided by Smoothview brings profit to the third parties hiding behind the adware program and continues the existence of the adware application. The only way to terminate all the useless advertisements is to remove Smoothview from your PC. Thus, deleting this application from the system is highly recommended. In addition, you have to make sure that your computer is well-protected against malware.

Smoothview Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Smoothview Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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